40 months ago
So I think my power supply just **** itself. I've been getting blue and red screens for months, but I'd change a driver or something and the problem would temporarily go away. I suppose those were coincidences. I actually just looked at power supplies last week because after analyzing a bug check, it seemed like a likely culprit.
Anyway, I was playing FO4 and I heard a popping noise, my display disappeared, but power didn't immediately turn off. I pulled the cord from the wall and there was a burnt smell; no smoke though. My copponents don't looked charred of bulged and the burnt smell is definitely coming from my power supply (an Azza Dynamo 850w).
My question: is it even smart to RMA this thing to get the same one? It's efficiency is rated at 78% and even though I can't believe I would skip on a good power supply, somehow I missed the fact that there are no positive reviews for this thing. It has been less than two years, so I could send it to Azza, but what's the point to get the same crap back? Should I just buy a new, better rated PSU?
What would/have you all done in this situation?